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CNN
Sep 21, 2011 6:00am PDT
in new york. here's a look at the big week ahead. the general assembly of the united nations will hear from iran and the united kingdom tomorrow. friday, the palestinian leadership expected to make its case. israel will have an opportunity to respond on friday, as well. we'll also hear from greece, which, of course, is dealing with a huge financial crisis right now. it's rippling throughout europe, indeed, throughout the middle east. so, a lot happening right now. we're also, by the way, following another developing story breaking news happening right now. two american hikers go free after two years in iran's most notorious prison. the men were convicted of espionage earlier this year. but a million dollars bail has now secured their release. we're continuing to monitor the situation. we'll bring it to you live as we get more developments. but both of these hikers josh fattal, shane bauer have been freed and they are getting ready to fly to oman and reunite with their family and fly back to the united states. much more on this story coming up. but let's set the stage before the preside
KCSMMHZ
Sep 21, 2011 5:30pm PDT
addressing the united nations general assembly in new york. among the issues up for discussion are nuclear safety and peace in the middle east. u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon opened the session wednesday by referring to the nuclear accident at the fukushima daiichi plant. >> nuclear accidents do not respect national borders. we need global action. we need strong international safety standards to prevent future disasters. >> u.s. president barack obama expressed his objections to palestinian's statehood bid for full u.n. membership. he said the country's independence will only be achieved through dialogue with israel and that there can be no shortcut. the debates at the assembly will continue until next tuesday. >>> top nuclear envoys from north and south korea have met for the first time in two months to discuss resuming the stalled six-party talks on the north's nuclear program. south korean delegate wi san nak and north korea's vice foreign minister ri yong ho met for three hours in beijing on wednesday. ri said the north must halt its uranium enrichment program and accept inspection
CNN
Sep 20, 2011 8:00pm PDT
for the annual united nations general assembly. his biggest challenge is navigating a palestinian demand for an immediate security council vote on statehood. the administration has vowed to veto the palestinian request and risk a backlash on the arab street. but it is trying to negotiate some compromise so that it doesn't come to that. that's tough enough. and now add in this in your face political challenge from the republican presidential front-runner, texas governor rick perry, who came to new york city to accuse president obama of fumbling middle east diplomacy and undermining israel in the process. >> and we are equally indignant of the obama administration and their middle east policy of appeasement that's encouraged such an ominous act of bad faith. simply put, we would not be here today at this very precipice of such a dangerous move if the obama policy in the middle east wasn't naive and arrogant, misguided and dangerous. >> and the governor didn't stop there. he called the obama foreign policy naive and said that it left iran's radical regime emboldened. >> to date, we have fum
CBS
Sep 14, 2011 4:30am EDT
: iran's president ahmadinejad will address the united nations general assembly next week. this iranian journalist who was jailed in 2004, says the timing of this release is hardly a coincide. >> if you release them, it shows the case was political from the beginning, it shows the judiciary has been under deemed for itself and they wanted intelligence and the entire case was a game for the iranian intelligence. >> reporter: some speculated the iranian president may even bring the two hikers with him to the united states as he comes to address the united nations. that, of course, would be a way to be seen as a more benevolent leader. it's worth noting that sarah shourd was released just one week before he addressed the general assembly last year. seth doane, cbs news, new york. >>> police in argentina are blaming a bus driver for a deadly crash at a rail crossing. the bus driver tried to beat the oncoming train but he was way too late. what you don't see in the video, a second train going the other way also crashing into the train's derailed cars. in all, 11 people, including the bus dri
FOX News
Sep 20, 2011 12:00pm PDT
be holding up a possible dole. or it could be a bunch of show before the united nations general assembly to get the families all upset again and to not send them back again and use them as a "chit," which they are using them. while the syrian governments slaughters their citizens the leaders are welcomed at the united nations. coming up the latest on the death toll and the possible push to punish the syrian regime. that's ahead along with bottom of the hour headlines on "studio b."h let me tell you about a very important phone call i made. when i got my medicare card, i realized i needed an aarp... medicare supplement insurance card, too. medicare is one of the great things about turning 65, but it doesn't cover everything. in fact, it only pays up to 80% of your part b expenses. if you're already on or eligible for medicare, call now to find out how an aarp... medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company, helps cover some of the medical expenses... not paid by medicare part b. that can save you from paying up to thousands of dollars... out of your
NBC
Sep 20, 2011 5:30pm PDT
for the opening of the united nations general assembly would be a foreign policy victory lap as a new libya is welcomed into the family of nations. >> after four decades of darkness, they can walk the streets free from a tyrant. >> reporter: but presidential politics intervened. republican presidential front runner rick perry showed up in new york and used a pro-israel rally to attack the president. >> it's time to change our policy of appeasement toward the palestinians to strengthen our ties with the nation of israel. >> reporter: perry's comments flew in the face of the white house campaign behind the scenes to thwart palestinian efforts this week to earn statehood through a u.n. vote. >> we would veto any actions in the security council. >> reporter: but perry is the least of the president's political problems right now. white house aids are defending the president's hardline stance on reducing the deficit, openly acknowledging he's abandoning the grand bargain approach he took with speaker boehner during the debt ceiling crisis. communications director dan pfeiffer bluntly told the new
MSNBC
Sep 23, 2011 5:30am EDT
and bench anyone netanyahu will both address the united nations general assembly. this comes as abbas shows no signs of backing down for full u.n. statehood, a move that the u.s. plans to veto. abbas is expected to offer his membership application as early as today. again, the u.s. expected to veto. >>> still ahead on "way too early," after a week of international hand wringing, jon stewart comes up with a solution. we'll show you the clip that just might bring peace in our time. >>> plus, the st. louis cardinals with an epic ninth inning choke. what's worse, it was a choke to the mets who honestly are barely a professional team at this point. the night in baseball and check on weather when "way too early" comes back. i want healthy skin for life. [ female announcer ] improve the health of your skin with aveeno daily moisturizing lotion. the natural oatmeal formula improves skin's health in one day, with significant improvement in 2 weeks. i found a moisturizer for life. [ female announcer ] only from aveeno. i found a moisturizer for life. a vacation on a budget with expedia. make it work.
FOX
Sep 22, 2011 11:00pm EDT
are exercising free speech. mat.d ei we io n actere >>> they're at it again at the united nations general assembly while iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad gave his speech, dozens of diplomats from the u.s. and other countries got up and walked out. during his anti-american speech ahmadinejad called the u.s. slave masters and accused the united states of causing two world wars using nuclear bombs against defenseless people. >>> last week's spy agency assertion of the embassy attack. >> reporter: it was last week afghanistan's capital kabul's u.s. embassy came under attack from rockets. u.s. officials now say pakistan was involved. before a senate committee chief chairman admiral mike mullen testified the terror group behind the attack and the pakistani spy agency are one and the same. >> the network acts as an arm for pakistan's internal service intelligence agency. >> reporter: admiral mullen added the united states has credible intelligence linking the isi to a june 28th attack on an intercontinental hotel in kabul. >> they conducted that truck bo
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2011 5:00pm EDT
at the united nations general assembly? pakistan is here because it believes in multilateralism. each september, we return to this great city and this grand scheme so we can reaffirm the presence pls and values of multilateralism. it is and has been one of the abiding central points of our central policy. we are committed to the deal of the united nations. to us, the ideal is very simple. we can do more together than we can apart. we can solve complex problems by consensus rather than by yiewn unilateralism. multilateral cooperations deals with global challenges, old and new in our independent world. as we grow more than and more dependent on each other, the space for unilateralism and unidimensional question is strengths. those skeptical of the future of multilateralism are living in the past. our future, collective future, is bright, and it's the nations in multilateralism that safeguard this future. mr. president, pakistan believes in the promise of the united nations over the scorch of war. the world governed by rules and norms of civility of decency and good will creating a better future f
CNN
Sep 17, 2011 3:00pm PDT
is unthinkable. >> if you were president and you had to deal with the united nations general assembly vote in the coming days that would call for the creation of a palestinian state, what would you do about it? >> you start a long time ago. this would have been avoided or. >> kevin: been avoided in my view had the president made it clear from the very outset that we stand by israel. that we lock arm and arm. instead, the president tried to communicate to the palestinians and others that support their effort that, well, there may be some distance between us and israel. look, you stand by your allies. you show that you're united. that's the best way to keep people from taking adventurous activity. >> good luck, governor. we'll stay in close touch. >> thanks, wolf. good to be with you. >> why is newt gingrich comparing himself to bill clinton, jimmy carter and george mcgovern? you're going to find out next. # are you curious about new ideas? do you want to learn a new language, or just a new word? maybe you want to know more about anatomy, or astronomy. you could master something new, or unco
CNN
Sep 19, 2011 2:00pm PDT
world leaders are coming to new york for the 66th annual united nations general assembly. secretary of the state, hillary clinton, is here in new york. she is working furiously to try to avoid a high stakes international clash, international clash i should say, over palestinian statehood. the palestinian authority president said today he will submit an application for statehood to the united nations security council on friday. joinsing us here in new york is our senior united nation's correspondent richard roth. richard, walk us through as the stakes are really enormous right now, what we expect will happen in the coming days. >> we got a big clue today that meeting you just saw of secretary-general with the leader of the palestinians. according to the u.n., abass will submit for the u.n. friday h which is win the palestinians plan to speak. so nothing is expected unless there is dramatic development until friday. he seems intend ease told the u.n. in effect going to the security council where the united states veto does loom. the british foreign secretary today saying maybe you don
CBS
Sep 13, 2011 5:30pm PDT
further than that. >> reporter: iran's president ahmadinejad will address the united nations general assembly next week. this iranian journalist who was jailed in 2004 says the timing of this release announcement is hardly a coincidence. >> if he releases them, it shows the case was political from the beginning. it shows the judiciary has been under the influence of the iranian intelligence and the entire case was a game for the iranian intelligence. >> reporter: now, there's some speculation that ahmadinejad might even bring the two hikers with him to the united states as he comes to address the united nations. that's scheduled for some time next thursday. and, scott, it's worth noting that sarah shourd was released just one week before he addressed the general assembly last year. >> pelley: seth, thank you. there is new evidence today of just how deeply the economic slowdown has hurt americans. the census bureau reports that the recession drove nine million people into poverty and cut the standard of living for millions more. the number living below the poverty line-- that's about
CNN
Sep 22, 2011 8:00am PDT
another story -- 193 nations meeting today at the united nations general assembly in new york. but there is one -- one speaker, that's set to take the stage and is certain to spark a bit of controversy. with gadhafi gone perhaps the most controversial figure at this week's united nations general assembly meeting is now iran's president, mahmoud ahmadinejad. he's set to take stage at the u.n., a platform he's used before to spark both outrage and fear. in 2006, he famously denied the holocaust. at colombia university in 2007, he claimed there were in gays in iran. in 2009 he denied the holocaust again causing many u.n. delegates to walk out. and last year, ahmadinejad implied 9/11 could have been an inside job by the united states. but beyond ahmadinejad's words, iran's actions matter to the u.s. because iran proves itself, time and time again, to be a dang dangerous wild card in a volatile region. just in the past year, iran resisted the arab spring, launching attacks on protesters. it was reminiscent of the violent response to iran's green revolution in 2009 when iranians cam
CNN
Sep 22, 2011 11:00am EDT
economy. looking at live pictures from the united nations general assembly. we have already seen protests in the street outside of the u.n. over his very appearance. we'll take that live when it begins. >>> the topic ahmadinejad could weigh in on today is palestinian statehood as well. it is a proposal we are expecting to hear tomorrow when the palestinian leader mahmoud abbas addresses the united nations. so how do you have a state without borders, right? our fionnuala will take a look at finding those dividing lines in jerusalem. >> reporter: more than 0 years ago the late yasser arafat declared a palestinian state. it didn't happen. so why is israel worried now? well, precisely because of places like this. this settlement on the 1967 borders and juxtapositions between jerusalem to my left and ramallah behind me, just some ten miles apart. this hill top has been the site of many a strategic battle between israel and arab nations. prize -- jerusalem. today a different kind of battle is being played out in the valleys below. the separation barrier divides israeli from palestinian literall
FOX
Sep 21, 2011 10:00pm EDT
as an independent country and president obama addressed the united nations's general assembly. the president is rejecting the move and wants palestinians to negotiate directly with israel. >> ultimately, the israelis and palestinians, not us, who must reach agreement on the issue that is divide them on boarders and security on refugees and is jerusalem. >> during his speech to the un general assembly last week, talks between israel and palestine broke down. >>> can d.c.'s fire chief promote his brother? kelton ellerbe is up for acting battalion chief, but the mayor's office wants to make sure he gets the job on his own merit. the chief said that he has been on the job for 20y years and even ran into the pentagon on 9/11. >> the fact that a person's brother or sister is a chief should not prevent a person from being promoted. i talked with chief e well, lerbe about this. >> public officials are not allowed to promote a reel difficult in an agency he or she has official patrol over. >>> controversial prisoner's execution delayed. we'll explain the last-min
CNN
Sep 20, 2011 3:00am PDT
at the traffic in new york city to know that the united nations general assembly is underway. >> absolutely. because the streets are clogged. president obama and the new libyan leadershiping for face-to-face talks at the united nations and the stakes could note be higher. moammar gadhafi reportedly starving citizens. the president arrived in new york yesterday. front and center at the united nations. cnn senior correspondent, u.n. correspondent, i should say, richard roth joins us this morning. so this would be the first face-to-face meeting between president obama and the national transitional council? >> a good deferment for the obama administration, able to champion at that meeting and with the other diplomats, their way did work, although fighting remains. and helps solidify this new government in libya. the flag actually flew over the united nations monday for the first time, removing that green gadhafi flag. jaleel, of the national council, will be there and libya will have to set out what kind of government it will be. helping transportation igsly with idea, a big operation to help p
MSNBC
Sep 20, 2011 2:00pm EDT
at the united nations where leaders gathered for the opening session of the general assembly. president obama met with hamid karzai hours after the murder of afghanistan's former leader in a suicide bomb attack in the country. the president helped set up the afghan government and the killing will not deter the u.s. from helping the country's people live freely. >> for a day of continuity of efforts. >> they met with the koubl on a speech. they promised that the world will stand with them. as they reshape their country following the fall. the president also cautioned there were difficult days ahead and the embassy will open in tripoli. this week the american flag that was lowered before the embassy was attacked will be raised again. >> joining me now with foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell. let's talk about what's happening in afghanistan. they will give perspective to the former leader of that country. >> they are investigating what happened. they are hearing for early reports and they could be wrong. the suicide bomber actually came for a meeting with former head of the transition
MSNBC
Sep 20, 2011 11:00am PDT
criticizing president obama's foreign policy as the annual meeting of the united nations general assembly convenes. rick perry blasted the palestinian authority's attempt to gain recognition and attacked the mideast policies. >> simply put, we would not be here today at this very precipice of a dangerous move. if the obama policy in the mideast was not naive and arrogant, misguided and dangerous. >> also minnesota congresswoman michele bachmann weighed in, denouncing his visit to the u.s. >> i call upon president obama to stop him from coming to the united nations. when mad men in position was power like this make wild and genocidal threats against another nation lick israel, we should listen to them and we should take necessary counter measures to stop them and their evil intent. >> i am joined by ken vogel. i should admit romney said over three years, they have been throwing israel you should the bus and undermining negotiations. let's talk about the comments regarding israel and this possible resolution or the veto from the united states. can these candidates pick up track? rick perry
MSNBC
Sep 21, 2011 10:00am EDT
the territorial basis of their state. >>> the president of the united states before the united nations general assembly walking a kind of tight rope trying to balance what has been his standing position that he wants statehood for the palestinians with the fact that he is opposing a palestinian bid for membership for statehood at the united nations, and he also has that difficult task in the united states of a growing bond between prime minister netanyahu and the house republicans and increasing criticism by the leading republican contenders for president. we will continue to follow this developing story on a busy news day, and that is going to do it for me. i'm chris jansing and thomas roberts is up next. what have you got, thomas? >> well, a busy hour coming up. we will talk about how the president did at the united nations and how the words were received. we will talking about the unique pressures on president obama. and on the heels of "don't ask, don't tell," what is more dangerous than terrorist attacks? we will talk about that with the vice president of the communications for the human
CNN
Sep 20, 2011 2:00pm PDT
. ♪ ♪ >>> very busy week here in new york city. president obama is here for the united nations general assembly, at the same time former president clinton is presiding over his clinton global initiative. this afternoon i sat down with the former president for a wide ranging interview. i asked about a controversial remark by one of his former top campaign advisers. you know, james carville, a man you know well, our cnn contributor, democratic strategist, worked with you for a long time, he says it's time for the president and the white house to panic, to fire people, to indict people. he's just, sees what's happening, that special election here in new york city. you see carville is right? >> no. i think the first -- it's never a good thing for the president to panic. i think they need to focus as much as they can on like what we did when we just announced the afl-cio and the american federation of teachers and their pension funds and their allies are doing what the banking system should be doing, they're out there, they are funding major building retrofits and they're going to put thousands and
MSNBC
Sep 21, 2011 6:00am EDT
. and the number one item on the united nations general assembly debate whether to renew the letterman fatwa. >> good morning, it is wednesday, september 21st. with us onset, mike barnicle. we also have the president of the council on foreign relations and birthday boy -- >> oh, exciting for me. >> wasn't it your birthday recently? >> july. >> somebody in my town was buying you a birthday present. >> birthday boy. not by a day, not by a week, but a season. >> why was someone buying you a piece of art? >> because i'm a deserving person. >> richard hath, personal friend of mine. anyway. >> interesting. >> you know, mika, a lot of time. you also got off month, off season. >> well, happy birthday, belated. >> thank you. have a nice thanksgiving. >> yeah. exactly. >> happy new year. >> that's really weird. >> no, it's really sad. >> it's interesting. >> a lot of times the u.n. comes together, nothing happens. they sit around and talk and seems like divisions are really more pronounced than when the week started. >> well -- >> that's not happening this week. >> no. >> last night, i sense something
MSNBC
Sep 21, 2011 3:00am PDT
>>> so the category tonight, items on the united nations general assembly agenda. number ten, screw with the sweeds, number eight, good-bye euro, hello chuck-e-cheese tokens. number six -- they've been writing their rs backwards all these years. number five, finally nailed down which one's uruguay, which one's paraguay. number three, do whatever china says. number two, congratulate whatever country came up with the girl with the dragon tattoo books because those were awesome. and the number one item on the united nations general assembly debate whether to renew the letterman fatwa. >> good morning, it is wednesday, september 21st. with us onset, mike barnicle. we also have the president of the council on foreign relations and birthday boy -- >> oh, exciting for me. >> wasn't it your birthday recently? >> july. >> somebody in my town was buying you a birthday present. >> birthday boy. not by a day, not by a week, but a season. >> why was someone buying you a piece of art? >> because i'm a deserving person. >> richard hath, personal friend of mine. anyway. >> interesting. >> you know,
FOX News
Sep 27, 2011 12:00pm PDT
her speech at the united nations general assembly in new york and she is going to say in this speech that pakistan is committed to peace and stability in the region and is going to say that pakistan has a firm determination not to allow terrorists to operate on pakistani territory. in the meantime the pakistani prime minister issued another warning again today to the united states not to take unilateral military action on pakistani land. listen. >> we are a sovereign country. how can they come in and raid our country? >>jonathan: that has fallen on deaf ears, with u.s. missiles hitting militant strongholds in northern area of pakistan today. >>shepard: pentagon officials have been openly critical of pakistan but, now, they are toning it down. >>jonathan: the pentagon has been openly critical accusing them of having direct ties with the terrorist network in afghanistan, but, today, state department officials dialed back on that a bit again talking about cooperation between the u.s. and pakistan. listen. >> we believe that we can strengthen our cooperation together and we can work toge
CNN
Sep 15, 2011 2:00pm PDT
've been watching this a vote in the united nations general assembly that's coming up that would declare a palestinian state. what should the president of the united states do when it comes to that resolution? >> that starts a war process. that's the first step toward further delegitimatation of israel. he should make it clear to every country in the u.n., including the palestinian authority, this is going to be very expensive to you in every way the united states can make it expensive. >> a direct warning, is that a good idea? >> he should veto it, stand with israel and he should encourage the palestinians and israelis to sit side by side, across from each other, secretary clin has dispatched david hale and david ross to the region. i was in the region this summer, wolf, i can tell you, i sat down with the prime minister on many occasions. >> of israel? >> right. he's ready to negotiate with the palestinians. it's time to negotiate. we don't need any more gimmicks. >> we'll see what happens. i'll be reporting from new york all week. thanks very much. looking into a new technology that m
PBS
Sep 20, 2011 6:00pm PDT
days from forming a new government. as palestinians push shunned for united nations membership, the head of the general assembly tells the bbc they have the right to make their case. >> it is 9:00 a.m. in singapore. >> it is 2:00 a.m. and london, broadcasting to viewers on pbs in america and around the world, welcome to "newsday." >> a suicide bomber posing as a peace envoy had has killed the men leading afghanistan's effort to negotiate with taliban. burhanuddin rabbani, the former afghan president, died in his home in the capital of kabul during a meeting with two members of the taliban. >> heavy security tonight outside the house in kabul close to the american embassy. where the former president burhanuddin rabbani was killed by of taliban fighter with eight bomb concealed in his turban. he was a divisive leader and a surprise appointment to lead the council set up by president karzai to talk peace with them. the afghan president heard the news in new york just before he met president obama. >> the mission yet undertaken was of vital to the afghan people and for the security
KRON
Sep 21, 2011 7:00am PDT
. >> we are following the president's speech at the united nations general assembly. the president blasting ron and syria on human rights violations talking about the role of the u.s. and iraq and afghanistan and now talking about israel and palestine and pushing for peace as the palestinian president is trying to push the u.n. security council to recognize palestinian statehood. we will be right back as the kron 4 morning news continues. >> called the cloud cover and a fall. along the coast are not singing in land. as a result hot temperatures this afternoon. livermore will probably reach 100. redwood 100. all of these cities have, the possibility about triple digits. all and all once again a hot day. by noon and 90 degree weather. by 3:00 p.m. look at the purple coming in for the delta and livermore. those locations are expecting triple digits. the only place we get relief is along the coastline. the rest of the bay will be in 70's, 80's, 90's and near 100. here is a look at the 7 day forecast. we expect the hot weather to continue for the next couple of days and gradually cool a
ABC
Sep 18, 2011 8:00am PDT
. this week for the united national general assembly. >>> and for the second time in 24 hours, there's been a deadly crash at an air show, the latest one happened in west virginia, where a world war ii-era plane fell from the sky exploding into flames. the pilot was killed. meanwhile, the death toll from friday's crash in nevada, rose to nine. >>> former president bill clinton is preparing to convene the annual meeting of his clinton global initiative. this year's session has an eye on the home front, focusing on the unemployment crisis. it will be together world leaders and ceo to confront the huge challenges this country faces right now. president obama, addresses the group later in the week. and former president bill clinton joins me now from new york. thank you very much for being with us in. >> thank you. >> now, sir, your mantra right now is jobs, jobs, jobs. what do you think can happen to radically shift the unemployment picture and also pass muster in the washington in these very partisan times? >> well, i don't know if i'm the best person to answer that second part of that questio
ABC
Sep 20, 2011 5:00pm PDT
prison. and mahmoud ahmadinejad is in new york to attend the united nations general assembly and spoke with abc's george stephanopoulos. >> when we said we'll release them we we lease -- release them. as a humanitarian gesture. >> the attorney for fattal and bower is going try again for release. >> a soldier seriously injured in afghanistan is back in the u.s. tonight and being treated in palo alto. he was carried off a jet last night, losing both legs after a bomb blew up under the humvee he was n a veteran's group made sure he got a proper home coming. >> we're here to escort him injured in afghanistan to v.ra. his wife request aid flag line for him. >> his wife is a santa clara native. veterans later followed the am back to you lance to v.a.center. >> a lot more to bring you here at 5:00. coming up bay area braces for a third spare the air day. >> and there is hot weather going to have you sweating again. i'll let you know when cooler weather will arrive. >> michael finney warns those failing to travel light. some fees will tack hundreds on to cost of the trip. the california univer
CBS
Sep 14, 2011 5:00am PDT
things not the president. ahmadinejad is expected in new york in a few days for the united nations general assembly. >>> in afghanistan, a 20-hour attack in the heart of kabul finally ended this morning. afghan officials announced today all of the attackers are now dead. insurgents had fired rocket- propelled grenades and automatic weapons on several buildings including the u.s. embassy and nato headquarters. four police officers and three civilians were killed. >>> the number of medical marijuana clubs in san jose will soon shrink dramatically. last night the city council approved new restrictions in the numbers of medical pot clubs in the city to be limited to just 10. there were over 100 -- in fact, 140. in addition, the dispensaries will have to cultivate their own product now instead of getting it elsewhere. supporters of the new restrictions say it will allow the city to better monitor the club's activities. >> by having it in that one location, we are able to then regulate with the staffing proposal we have put forward. >> but marijuana activists argued that the new rules wi
MSNBC
Sep 19, 2011 11:00am EDT
where he is scheduled to attend the united nations general assembly. before leaving, he told reporters he planned to discuss quote reforms in world management at the u.n. meeting. >>> while skeptics continue to voice their doubts about the president's jobs plan, he still has one major figure in his corner. bill clinton. in a "today" show exclusive, expressed support not only for the plan, but the president's proposal making millionaires pay more. >> republicans in washington always say the same thing. any tax on any upper income person is bad because they're job creators. it's an insult to those people. they don't mind being asked to pay their fair share. >> the former president is bringing together the top minds in the world of business in new york for his sixth global initiative this week. the question is why aren't more democrats cheerleading the president's economic policies? jared bernstein is a contributor and served as chief economist for joe biden. it's nice to see you this morning. let's get straight to it, talk about the president's new initiatives. republicans are balking, b
MSNBC
Sep 20, 2011 10:00am EDT
a pressure cooker at the u.n. today. the united nations general assembly is now in session with world leaders facing a showdown over palestinian statehood. palestinian president mahmoud abbas wants of the u.n. to vote on palestinian membership as early as this week. but the u.s. and israel are deeply opposed to the move. nbc's ron allen is live at the u.n. for us. ron, what's the president saying about this? >> reporter: well, the president, the secretary of state, the united states basically has been saying they will veto any move by the palestinians to get statehood before the security council. it's just a nonstarter. the u.s. position is that the road to peace goes through r ramallah, the palestinian capital and tel-aviv and israel. they have made it clear they will not support this. the united states also does not want to be left in the position of standing with israel, perhaps against much of the rest of the outside world, vetoing a measure that favors the palestinians, particularly in the context of the arab spring. so the u.s. is trying to jump-start negotiations, which seem to be happ
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